Accordions are complicated contraptions! To estimate repair cost we must play and inspect your accordion in the shop. If you are not in the Atlanta area, we may be able to give a rough estimate from photos you send us, or during a video call with you.
"I JUST GOT AN OLD FAMILY ACCORDION..."
We would love to help it make music again! However, please know that if an accordion has not been played or serviced for years, the cost to restore could exceed the cost of buying a comparable used instrument.
It may look fine on the outside, but unfortunately - components inside an accordion do not age gracefully. Hundreds of reeds are attached with beeswax that gets brittle; tiny leather reed-valves can curl or fall off. Cost to restore can range from $750 to $1500 or more.
"I SEE A GREAT LOOKING ACCORDION ON eBay..."
It is risky to buy used accordions on eBay (or anywhere) unless the seller is a knowledgeable player who can confirm specific details about its condition... and allows returns. Otherwise, that $200 bargain can easily turn into an $800 investment.
IN THE ATLANTA AREA?
DROP OFF your accordion for a estimate. We will send a detailed written repair estimate, usually (tho' not always...) within 10 days. Use this link to BOOK AN APPOINTMENT for DROP-OFF.
Or... stay for a 45-minute CHECKUP. Observe and learn as we evaluate your instrument's condition, tuning, and playability. We can usually offer an informal appraisal of its value, and sometimes we can do quick fixes or repair estimates on-the-spot. The $45 check-up fee applies toward repairs. Use this link to BOOK AN APPOINTMENT for a CHECKUP.